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Lonely Perspective

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Challenge: Perspective V (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Misc. Favorites
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Brackenridge Park in San Antonio
Date: Dec 19, 2007
Aperture: F22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: Dec 19, 2007

This was taken at the park where I eat lunch most days. The guy is one of the sweetest guys that works at the park picking up trash every day. Since I'm there all the time, we started off just saying "hello", but over time we'd stop and chat, to now, he very often shares the difficulties in his life with me and asks me to pray for him.

He was such a trooper, cuz I ended up asking him to do this for me on 3 different days. The first try was midday. . .yuk. The 2nd time was midday too, but overcast so I thought it would be okay, but it wasn't. So finally, I went reeeeallly early in the morning and this one turned a little better. I'm surprised by the 3rd day when he saw me, he didn't run the other direction, but he was nice and happy to oblige once again.

I really don't like the crop. . .but the bridge is very crooked and always looks like its tilted. . .but I didn't dare push my luck and ask him to do it again. So I just had to live with the crop that minimizes the crooked as best I could.

Place: 19 out of 148
Avg (all users): 6.3804
Avg (commenters): 7.5556
Avg (participants): 6.1429
Avg (non-participants): 6.5300
Views since voting: 1493
Views during voting: 278
Votes: 163
Comments: 24
Favorites: 1 (view)

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03/01/2008 11:53:22 PM
Great leading lines here! I love the figure framed by the tunnel.
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01/23/2008 10:01:16 AM
Welcome back to the challenges :)
This is a splendid shot, Sandy. I really like it in color. Reckon it would also be good for b/w.
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01/04/2008 09:20:00 AM
Way to go sister, This is brilliant!!! Wonderful perspective!!!I love the leading line of the train track and beautiful lighting. That was very nice of your friend to pose for you at the end of the bridge- He made your image for you. LOVE It! Straight to my favorite folder it goes.
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01/03/2008 01:04:10 PM
I love train track shots. I shoot a lot of them myself. You did an excellent job with the lighting and I think the crop is just fine.
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12/31/2007 12:24:03 PM
Beautiful. A great perspective not only in the photo but on the determination and effort to it takes to make a beautiful photo and on the friends we make through lifes journey.

Message edited by author 2007-12-31 12:26:14.
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12/31/2007 08:27:34 AM
Wonderful use of leading lines and vanishing point to make this one special. The placement of the man walking away really works well here
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12/31/2007 05:58:23 AM
A beautiful image, Sandy. I agree that the man looks sad and lost. This feeling really adds a lot to the image. Great work!
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12/31/2007 05:04:46 AM
Good one Sandy, and congratulations on your top 20, Happy New Year.
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12/31/2007 04:57:52 AM
excellent Sandy.
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12/31/2007 03:39:21 AM
Well, you did not need to worry about the crookedness of the shot as one of the beautiful things about these old tressle bridges is the way they are not geometrically perfect.

Another beautiful image that met the challenge to a T. I love the fact that the mans long grey hair seems to compliment the age of the bridge and the darkness of what lies beyond the bridge gives a feeling of mstery (and a touch of foreboding) about where the path he is taking may lead him

Beautiful image and another great story that only enhances it
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12/31/2007 12:16:07 AM
The crookedness is good, Sandy, because it follows the flow of the tracks. You've created a great story telling moment with the man at the end of the tracks.
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12/31/2007 12:14:07 AM
brilliant photograph sandy .. somehow or other that guy walking away looks very sad and lost .. maybe a case of transference ... i'm glad you put this in the challenge .. its excellent .. :)
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12/31/2007 12:11:13 AM
really quite excellent sandy! i love how the tracks lead you right to the subject,looks like you just beat me on this one. next time though.....next time ;)
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12/31/2007 12:10:09 AM
Wonderful leading lines drive me right to him standing there. Well done, Sandy. Congrats - your perseverance paid off! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/29/2007 10:00:30 PM
Very nice colors and contrast. Good shot.
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12/29/2007 03:55:19 PM
Love the warm colors and textures. I like the distant dark that the lonely figure is entering -- very symbolic and effective.
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12/29/2007 02:56:21 AM
I love the way the lines take your eyes to the person and the way the background is darker to really make the person stand out. Very cool.
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12/27/2007 11:24:11 PM
I really like the coloring of this.
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12/27/2007 09:19:08 AM
Great shot... no real perspective other than emotional one and that works for me
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12/25/2007 09:00:17 PM
very nicely done
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12/24/2007 07:35:11 PM
Image has potential , my suggestion go a little lower , get your human element to wear red instead to really lead the viewer into the image - 6
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12/24/2007 03:37:31 PM
great perspective!
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12/24/2007 03:10:52 AM
nice shot. overall composition is good. nice use of rule of thirds, crop is just right (beam at the top) good job!
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12/24/2007 12:35:43 AM
I'm interested how you captured the light in this one. Or was it post processing? 9
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